a7Apple's iPhone keynote address is underway, and as was basically all but expected thanks to an avalanche of leaks over the past year, a new lower-cost iPhone was announced alongside a brand new upgraded version of the iPhone 5. With the introduction of a lower-cost, not-quite-high-end iPhone a lot of people will likely be wondering just how well these devices will stack up against Apple's flagship high-end device, the newly-unveiled iPhone 5S. As per details revealed during the keynote, here's what we know so far.

Essentially, the iPhone 5C, the name of the lower-cost iPhone, uses pretty much the same guts as last year's iPhone 5. This means an Apple A6 chip powering the performance, 4-inch widescreen Retina Display, and an 8mp iSight camera. Apple's never really been upfront about the amount of RAM in their devices, usually it takes a teardown of the hardware after it's finally been released to find out the answer to that, but we're hoping it's at least in line with the current iPhone 5's 1GB of RAM.

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As for the iPhone 5S, this thing is shaping up to be a beast. It'll be powered by the Apple A7 chip, as expected, with a 64-bit desktop class architecture. Almost unbelievably Apple is touting the graphics performance as a whopping 56 times faster than the original iPhone, and CPU performance as 40 times faster. iOS 7 has been built specifically with 64-bit in mind, but it's also backwards compatible with 32-bit. Basically, it sounds like Apple is going for gold in terms of graphical performance from their new flagship iPhone, which can only mean great things for the world of iOS gaming.

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I'm sure more details will be coming forth about the new lineup of iPhones in the coming days, but it seems like if you were worried about the iPhone 5C being too underspecced, you should be just fine and have a very capable device in your hands as the 5C is essentially an iPhone 5 wrapped up in some pretty colors. The iPhone 5S, however, looks like it will be taking things to an all new level and ushering in the next era of smartphone advancements. I can't wait to get my hands on both the new iPhones when they launch later this fall. The iPhone 5C will start at just $99 for a 16GB model or $199 for a 32GB model on a 2-year contract, and the iPhone 5S will run $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, and $399 for 64GB models, all with a 2-year contract as well. Pre-orders start on September 13th for the iPhone 5C and both the 5C and 5S will be available in stores September 20th. We'll have more specific details on these new devices as Apple releases them.

[Images via Engadget]

  • Scot D

    Badass.

    • Smokey956

      Nice try getting likes, but you failed Scot D.

      • Scot D

        Huh? Do you really think I care about likes? Dude you must be in high school. I am not and don't give a rats ass. It's called a comment in a comment section in which I left a comment, Smokey956.

      • dancj

        Looks like you succeeded in getting likes after all - ironically.

      • Smokey956

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      • speedyph

        Man dont worry bout dem I like ur comments shit u informed me on shadow run returns

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      • Smokey956

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      • http://ascii.textfiles.com/ iPadCary

        "Laters", Failboy!

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      • Smokey956

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      • Smokey956

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        Oh and don't forget to SMACK! that like button :)

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        Then we'll see who is really the king!

      • Smokey956

        Well I didn't read your message lol but stay tuned till next time ok :)

      • http://ascii.textfiles.com/ iPadCary

        "Stay tuned"?
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        And that interactive experience is:
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      • Smokey956

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      • Smokey956

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      • Smokey956

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      • Smokey956

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        YOU suck ....
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      • Smokey956

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      • Smokey956

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        Still lame haha until next time

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    • Smokey956

      Still failed scot d haha :)

  • Scot D

    Not so badass Elvis Costello?

  • serjical

    I guess it is time to change my iphone 2g. It has became pretty slow.

  • Christopher Wiley

    My body is... ah, to hell with it.

  • Cccee

    No 128 GB for the 5S? That's disappointing.

    • MartianLM

      I had the same hope. I like having my entire music and photo library in my pocket, plus a healthy selection of TV and films (mainly for my kids), and of course more games than I can count. Is more space really that hard to cram in?

      • Cccee

        Plus with apps and games getting larger and larger every day, there's no room to use them. With upgrades in the processor, I bet apps will get even larger now. The upgraded camera probably will cause an increase in photo size too. I don't want to get stuck in a contract for a 64 GB phone and not be able to buy the larger one when it comes out down the line. Too bad. Apple lost a sale.

      • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

        Surprised no one is whining about how small a TB would be on their phone. "I was waiting for the 2 TB model. Apple won't be getting my $200!!"

        WTF do you have that needs so much space? Just get a paid Dropbox account & let NSA snoop through your porn! Jeez.

    • Nick

      With a camera that will be packing even more pixels, yeah that would have been nice.

      As it is, I regret not getting a 64 gig iphone 5, though I can more blame myself for wanting to keep xcom on my phone, without that it would be a different story for sure.

      I'm just thankful for iTunes Match, as if I'm running low on space I can just delete music en masse and get it back later. It's far from ideal, and since it isn't possible to change file sizes of the pictures taken, much more space is used up with each picture.

    • ImJPaul

      I am too let down by this. I was willing to throw down the cash for a 128GB 5S. Looks like ill be waiting another year for the 6.

    • dancj

      I was probably going to wait for the iPhone 6 anyway - but this has cemented that.

    • TarePlays

      Hell. I was just gonna buy a 16 GB 3:

  • Shadowking2214

    I could go for a 5C considering the most powerful device I have is an iPod 5th gen. The 5S looks OP as hell,which is pretty sweet but the 512mb of RAM isn't looking too good on my iPod,and the A5 processor is almost pushed out...

  • mine89

    time to save money

  • GameIoft

    Bye bye samsung im switching iphone its like 3-4 times faster

    • http://ascii.textfiles.com/ iPadCary

      Samsung stinks.

      • gadgetfreaksta

        Yeah that samsung note 3 with its 6" full hd screen 3gb ram octo core and stylus really suck, I love gaming on the 4" screen so awesome...

      • greatnoob

        Yeah will this 4" smartPHONE smokes it in terms of both real world and theoretical performance!

      • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

        Don't be so petty! Some people like Androids, some like IOS stuff.
        Some people like Allah, some like Jesus. (And there's Buddha, Vishnu, Great Spirit, and many others, etc)
        Some people like beer, some people like wine.
        You don't have to dis and hate everyone that doesn't like what you like.
        Grow up, enjoy the variety, and figure out what a BELL CURVE actually represents.

      • darkcheetah

        Some people love lamp.

      • Scot D

        Yeah I have to agree with this. I think there may be a significant amount of people who feel the need to identify with a brand. Really though, as consumers, we shouldn't lock ourselves into one brand. I'm probably sticking with iOS mainly because of the marketplace even though there are much larger screens at better prices out there. Sometimes it blows peoples minds that I have a PC and an iPhone. You're only hurting yourself by blindly backing one company and not looking at the entire picture of what's offered. Get what best fits your life style.

      • darkcheetah

        What's wrong with having a PC and an iPhone. Just means you like iDevices but fail to see the inherent quality of an overpriced Mac.

      • Scot D

        LOL yes indeed.

      • http://ascii.textfiles.com/ iPadCary

        Just how, exactly, is a Mac "overpriced"?

      • edwin.ramirez

        Too bad in android you won't find half the games you find in iOS.
        If you could I would switch in an instant

      • gadgetfreaksta

        The main games from ea, gameloft, madfinger to name a few are both ios and android. While its true more games are available on the App Store and a big reason I have an ipad, my issue is that apple is not really doing anything, in terms of there iPhones. They just took the iPhone 5 and put a plastic back on it.

      • araczynski

        Yeah, too bad only half as much shovelware IAP, you're really losing out ;)

      • http://ascii.textfiles.com/ iPadCary

        Oh, yeah?
        Well if you like the Note3 so much,
        why don'tcha marry it, hmm?
        Plus, never mind the octocorewhatsis.
        What kinda GPU does the Note3 have, hmm?

      • gadgetfreaksta

        Wow, the stupid is strong in you.

      • darkcheetah

        Cores don't matter anyhow unless someone writes game code to utilize them. How many games on my PC use all 4 of my cores. A handful, that's it. Adding cores is a marketing gimmick.

  • http://ascii.textfiles.com/ iPadCary

    BORRRRRRING.
    No iControllers?!?
    No app-enabled AppleTV to use them with?!?
    DOUBLE yeccchhh ....

    • Scot D

      Are you sure you're not an Android user?

    • lepke

      I still hope!!

    • http://ascii.textfiles.com/ iPadCary

      Eh ....
      Maybe during the iPad 5 event, then, in October.
      That's usually when they do AppleTV stuff, anyways.

    • Scot D

      So Kotaku says there is controller support in iOS 7... So everyone wanting it may be in luck.

  • Peter Bohanna

    anyone know if the iphone 5C will be available for pay as you go?

    • thecool111

      They have it unlocked for $549.99.

      • SherlockEB

        It is 549£ in UK

      • Peter Bohanna

        can i ask where you read this? am used to pay as you go rather than a contract so thats why i asked abt it

      • Peter Bohanna

        where did you read this?

      • thecool111

        The Apple website.

      • SherlockEB

        Apple's UK web site

  • Nick

    No one is going to comment on the fact that they didn't announce a new iPad...?

    • pavarotti2007

      I was disappointed. Was hoping for the announcement. Hopefully it won't be too long

    • JJE McManus

      Maybe something before thanksgiving
      We are due for a new iPad

      • Nick

        I hope they're not going to go back to the spring launch, but who knows, it's been so irregular that there's no baseline to judge beyond the basic fall iphone launch.

        Maybe with the 2 iPhone launches, they figured it would be a bit too much?

        Either way, I'm happy with my iPad 4 and iPhone 5 for at least another year. I have no time for iterative releases, "up to" an "2x" is not enough to justify me upgrading without any real changes.

        The fingerprint sensor, while nice, isn't enough to get me excited by any means.

      • lepke

        I'm in no rush, whenever they get to it. The new phones look killer.

      • ZarieoZ

        Hehe... Reading the comment, it's like me wrote the comment.... down to every single word. It's how I feel, just got iPad 4 & iPhone 5, and I mean really just got, the only nice thing is the finger print but its not enough.. As for processor good, but I only play on iPad, my iPhone is for texting, calls & mainly music :-) not really disappointed for being outdated.

      • dancj

        Actually, part of he hopes they wait till Spring for the iPad. At the moment 18 months doesn't seem a long enough lifespan for my iPad 3 for me to be able to justify the cost of the upgrade. Two years would be better.

      • Nick

        Oh, then yes that makes total sense, it's what happened with my 2nd gen iPad, I'm just glad I didn't jump to the 3

        That said, I do think there will be another jump to the iPad 5, but I don't think it's going to wait until spring.

    • themostunclean

      iPad usually gets a separate event. I don't know why anyone was expecting one this time. Maybe because they've been all over the place with announcements lately.

  • pavarotti2007

    The 5C is not really that much cheaper. Is £90 really going to make that much difference??

    • ScotDamn

      Yeah I'm interested in the ram it sports. I was a bit upset they removed the 5 from the lineup but if the 5c has the same amount of ram, than it is actually an upgrade from the regular 5 from a tech standpoint, having a longer battery life and the same processor. We'll see soon.

      • NeonGreenKermit

        It looks like the 4G cellular chipset on the 5C might be compatible with Vodafone and O2 here in the UK.

      • NeonGreenKermit

        Scratch that, only Vodafone confirmed.

  • Scary Guns

    How much would I be able to sell my iphone 5 32gb fully functional with a cracked screen?

    • NeonGreenKermit

      Who wants a cracked screen?

      • Nick

        Poor people.

      • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

        What does "fully functional with a cracked screen" mean?
        I'd say it's "fully broken", but someone can spend $150 to fix it. heh

    • http://www.artificeguild.com/ Briony of Artifice

      Maybe $100?

    • Kedens

      What carrier and country

      • Scary Guns

        Rogers, Canada, 32gb, I can get it fixed $120. What's the value of it before and after fix?

  • JFF studios

    What about iOS 7

    • ImJPaul

      Sept 18th.

  • Chris1a

    "Almost unbelievably Apple is touting the graphics performance as a whopping 56 times faster than the original iPhone, and CPU performance as 40 times faster." / Touch Arcade

    No, forget those number. It's give or take around twice as fast, all in all.

    • Nick

      It's there to say "in 6 years we have come this far" as "UP TO 2X as fast" isn't nearly as exciting.

      I knew when I got my iPhone 5 that it would be almost impossible to improve upon that in a really massive way, and I was right

      • TarePlays

        Lol shut up. You should always know that Apple does this. They released a solid number iphone like 4 and 5 and then just add an "s" and all the phone really is the same but when they add a solid number, those are the game changers. Like 4 was massive change to 3Gs and 5 was massive change to 4s. Obviously they aren't going to make awesome new things for the "s" phones. Only solid numbers.

      • Nick

        Shut up?

        Are you a child?

        The 4 - 4S was a much bigger shift than the 5 - 5S/C is for speed, and that's even taking into account the larger screen, it was a much more dramatic shift than UP TO 2x as fast.

        The fingerprint sensor and 64 bit architecture don't even come close to Siri (who I still feel is fairly overrated) or stock turn by turn directions.

        The 5S has no "killer feature" to go with it. I was much more intrigued with the 4S while I had my 4, as by that time it felt slow very early on. That's not the case with the 5.

  • ImJPaul

    They didn't announce iOS 7 controllers. That kind if stinks. Admittedly, ill take IB3 over any controller anyday. Also, so relieved they didn't announce a stupid iwatch. I don't ever wanna jump on that bandwagon.

    • lepke

      Amen, no digital iWatch crap is welcome on my wrist, space is taken!

      • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

        Despite sharing this opinion, be careful. Apple could make the iWatch "THAT GOOD" that we'll all be eagerly ready to give them your hard-earned money.
        How?
        I have no freakin' idea.
        Maybe it'll have a pressure point stimulator thing that lets us guys have multiple orgasms? :)

      • darkcheetah

        You don't have multiple orgasms?

      • lepke

        My Rolex or panerai does get me more orgasms than an iwatch could ;)

  • Nick

    I am happy with the new features announced, mostly because like with the 3rd gen iPad it means I REALLY don't need it and can skip a year.

    No improvement to battery size/life

    A marginal increase in speed

    No "killer" feature like Siri to entice people who own a 5 over

    I think this is a great upgrade if you own a 4, good if you own a 4S and very marginal if you own a 5.

    I presume, if they launch the iPad this year, it will be very similar.

    • Scot D

      I noticed a coupe down plays. The iPhone 5s sports 64 bit architecture and is twice as fast as the iPhone 5. I'd say that's a pretty big difference in performance. Not to mention the M7 chip that helps with working motion control. Also the camera looks significantly better. However I agree no one needs to upgrade if they have a 5 already. But us iPhone 4 users need to put up or shut up or else we'll be left in the dust. We're also in for a treat of a phone. I don't care for the finger print scanner.

      • Nick

        Yeah, if you have a 4 there is no better time than now to upgrade. I went from a 4 to a 5 and holy crap.

        That said, remember that it is "UP TO" 2x as fast, which means that it'll feel faster in general, but the 2x will be somewhat rare, otherwise they would have emphasized that fact more.

        The second I got my iphone 5, the first thing I thought was that it would be next to impossible to really improve on it enough to justify an upgrade in a year, so seeing the specs I am not surprised.

        I still feel that way concerning HSPA+ versus LTE. Sure, those times when you're trying to download a huge amount of music it's nice to have, but there are very few situations where 30-40 down is really needed, hell I rarely need that at home let alone on the road.

        Now, if you're stringing multiple devices together to pull from your phone, that's different.... But can you imagine how fast the bandwidth would disappear? You'd blow through your allotted data in no time.

        Well, that was an unnecessary tangent.

        What I'm trying to say is that the speed increase from the 5 to the 5S is truly minimal, and as it is the difference might not even be noticeable for apps not taking advantage of the 64-bit architecture.

        You're going to have to be near a shower when you get your 5S, because the difference is insane.

      • ZarieoZ

        Lol I had a 3GS ;-) got the 5

    • AngryBaby

      I agree with you about the 5s, but I'm fairly certain the new iPad will be a game-changer, pun intended. Apple is clearly focused on graphics performance with the new 5s. The new iPad with the rumored slimmer form-factor and assumed performance enhancements will be an easy upgrade for myself with an iPad 4.

      • Nick

        There is almost nothing that could convince me to upgrade my iPad as it stands.

        The only frustrating thing is that I struggle with refreshing safari pages when I've got a lot of stuff open, but in all honesty that is down to my problem.

        If I carried my iPad around, a drop in size would be nice, as the difference between the 2 and the 4 is pretty noticeable.

        But I think for what a large part of the population is using the ipad for, it would take a truckload to get them/me to pony up again.

        There's no Retina, no Siri... So what really is there to drive another almost $1000 purchase?

        The fingerprint sensor is nice, but not a game changer. The performance increase for the iPhone is "up to 2x better", nice but not mind blowing, especially because it is "up to", something that's never good for general usage. Sure, it'll feel faster, but not enough to jump ship. They won't produce a better processor than the phone, they haven't ever, so the iPad will be running in parallel to the iPhone in most, if not all, specs.

      • lepke

        There are better browsers than safari by far in AppStore, should solve your safari issues.

      • Nick

        No, it wouldn't. It happens with every other browser I use, and I've tried them all. It's a memory issue.

      • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

        @Nick -- the one 'killer app' I see missing from iPad (or iPhone, but would be hard to imagine that coming) would be Xcode dev/deploy inside an iPad. Why not?
        People used to make programs on the computers they'd run them on. Very hard to say IOS devices aren't sufficient computers anymore. The newer ones w/max storage are pretty impressive!

      • darkcheetah

        If Apple admitted that their iDevices were full fledged computers they'd be directly competing with there overpriced PCs. Also they'd have to start putting proper amounts if ram in.

      • lepke

        You know I have a freaking super PCM and trust me the Mac OS vs ms OS is the issue my PC needs 3timed the ram to run as smooth as my Mac. Also the countless other issues like direct x etc Until you try it out instead of reading numbers you have no idea.

      • lepke

        I have iPad 4 with zero memory issues when browsing. So not sure what to tell you.

      • Nick

        There's nothing to tell me, I understand why and the only thing that will improve on it is more memory.

        I got page refreshes constant on the 1, less on the 2 and it's reduced on the 4, but it's still there because I bounce around to apps and back to Safari. I too often lose form data if I go out to, say, check something on another tab with a few already open, or load up other things and come back.

        It's very close to being perfect, so by the next upgrade, it'll be the bees knees.

      • araczynski

        256gb storage would get me to pony up for a new one.

    • themostunclean

      Since the last iPad was a "marginal" upgrade I'm expecting the next release to be impressive, at the very least a re-design. I've been holding off with my iPad 2, hoping it gets announced for Christmas bonus season!

      • http://ascii.textfiles.com/ iPadCary

        What is this "Christmas Bonus" you speak of?

  • Taeles

    I'll upgrade my 5 to a 5s later after the next ipad shows up if the next ipad dosent wow my ipad3 :)

  • dariusjr98

    Seeing how low in performance my 8GB iPhone is compared to all the newer stuff makes me sad, but hopefully I will be able to get the 5C, that's a really good price!

    • http://hoffer.cx/ jj rotane

      Well yeah. Seeing my iPhone 4 so low in that chart makes me sad, too. But i guess this is part of Apple's marketing strategy: to make you feel exactly that, so you'll go and buy a new one.

  • Jake7905

    I'm ashamed to say that I was more excited over the upcoming release of Infinity Blade 3 then anything else. Probably because I can afford a $7 game, but will have to wait to afford a new phone.

  • Thawkk

    So do I have this right? The iPhone 5C is literally just the 5 with a new name and colors? Why not just cut the price of the 5? I'm not trying to be an asshole, this is legitimately confusing me.

    • Chris1a

      5C isn't a 100% copy of of iPhone 5. Most obvious to the user would be that it's plastic. But the reason they went with a 5C and not just use the original 5 as they've done in the past is that the 5 costs more to manufacture then the 5C.

      • Thawkk

        Ah, okay, that makes a lot more sense then. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

      • themostunclean

        Yeah. I'm guessing this will be their new business model. Instead if dropping the price of the last phone just reproduce with cheaper material. This also plays on the ignorance of a lot of consumers who will see this "cheaper" iPhone made with plastic as a bargain even though its the same price point Apple has used for years.

  • curtneedsaride

    I've had an iPhone 4 for over 2 years now. So, if I can budget the money, I'll be upgrading to that 5s. Personally, what sells me on it is the fact that it has an A7 chip. Getting that will give me confidence I can game without any more dropped frames or crashes... for at least a couple years.

    And, yes. I'm seriously stoked for Infinity Blade III. Most exciting thing for me today!

    • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

      @curtneedsaride:disqus -- I'm with you on that one. But there's the added boost of not having to get stuck waiting for the keyboard to be ready for input, or the browser hanging when you want to type a URL.

      (But I remember my 'slowness pains' from iPhone 3 -- these are barely anything compared to that!!!)

      • curtneedsaride

        Totally agree! My iPhone 3 has almost a non-existent battery due to my gaming time. My 4 still has juice though and I've played it harder. It really has been outstanding. I'll hate to see it go, but once those reviews roll in and everyone raves about the 5s' battery and power, I'll probably forget about the 4!

    • Scot D

      I'm in the exact same boat as you. I'm gonna try for the 5s. The 4 is starting to become restrictive in iOS gaming. Hell, I use my phone for gaming more than talking and texting combined! The 4 has been good to me though and lasted nearly two years. It was also my first.

      Guys, we're in for a treat. It's oh so convenient my birthday is around the corner.

  • TarePlays

    Apple why don't you make an iPad with 16:9 ratio ):

    • darkcheetah

      The iSkateboard...that sounds nice.

  • alex98909

    Does that mean ipod5g price will lower?

  • lepke

    The more i check the 5s out... Gonna have to think more about it tomorrow but the way I feel now I have to buy it.

  • LORE

    Why does apple think its so important to upgrade the graphics? The graphics were just fine in iPhone 5, higher graphics just means worse battery, and 50 better graphics means 50 times worse battery. When is apple going to come out with something new and incredible like they used to when Steve jobs was around?

    • darkcheetah

      They don't have anyone with his imagination so they've become a stereotypical tech company now.

    • lepke

      Except they made battery slightly better even tough they improved CPU and gpu. You missed that it seems

  • worldcitizen1919

    Same old Apple milking isheep for what they can get. Yes you'll get a bit of a boost maybe in some games. So what? Big deal. Unless you're coming from an iPhone 4 or 3G I wouldn't bother.

    • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

      Yeah, like me! I hope to upgr from the 4.

      And that'd be iSheep, @toucharcade-9440b8c472529b4807000d507856be3a:disqus !!

  • Mj1ggy

    I'm disappointed that they aren't being more progressive in expanding their memory...how many iPhones have had 16-32gb of memory now? And for that price? Meh

  • 72gaz

    I'm a bit disappointed that there was no mention during the Apple keynote of the iOS game controller that had been rumoured.

    • lepke

      18september

  • Willbie

    I've never owned an iPad, but everyone seems to praise it. Is it just the graphics on the iPad 4 or the processing power that people enjoy? Because in all honesty, I feel like my iPhone 5 is the best device for playing games.

    • flashbackflip

      Lol dude.. The main feature is the SCREEN SIZE

      • Scot D

        ^^Exactly.

    • lepke

      iPad should not be bought for games. If you want an alternative to pc for work and for browsing reading etc it is great.

    • Scot D

      When you get a chance, you should look up some of the iPad only games that are available. They take advantage of the bigger screen size. Games like Frozen Synapse and soon to be out Shadowrun Returns are only playable on the bigger screen size of iPads. Also it would be sweet to be able to play a game on your iPhone while your out somewhere and than when you get home pick up where you left off on your iPad. If I could afford one, I'd buy one in a heartbeat.

  • jin choung

    guhhh... who in their right mind is going to get a 5c to save $100?? i was looking forward to a true BUDGET phone to replace my 3gs but 5c is clearly not that. i'll either go with android with a phablet screen or wait till apple comes out with their own phablets.

    • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

      Phablet? HA HA Hadn't see that.
      Why not call them Android Tablones?

      • http://ascii.textfiles.com/ iPadCary

        Tablones ....
        Isn't that a Swiss candy bar?

      • http://hoffer.cx/ jj rotane

        That's Toblerone ;)

      • http://ascii.textfiles.com/ iPadCary

        That's a joke.

      • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

        If you have to say "that's a joke", then technically it's a FAILED joke. :)

      • http://ascii.textfiles.com/ iPadCary

        It isn't a failed joke if who I'm telling the joke to are
        a bunch of Neanderthals, you FOOL!

  • darkcheetah

    Is the A7 really worth it? I've had 64bit architecture in my PC for years and there still aren't that many games coded for it. I assume it will be the same on iPhone.

    • Derprozess

      Since they promote the new iphone 5S with the same non-open world crap games like they did with previous ones, i don't think so.
      Always the same shiny strategy to promote with a cut-scene game.
      I will buy the new iPad for games, i guess.

      • darkcheetah

        Yeah, I got an iPad for gaming and music production. I'm not going to upgrade to a new iPad though until Apple figures out that music production takes a lot of ram, something they skimp on in iDevices.

    • lepke

      If it is as epic games said that it took them a few hours to make it able then yes, developers would take advantage of it especially when it will still work fine on 32.

  • jeffyg3

    Looks nice. Only reason I would upgrade from my iPhone 4 is if Apple finally made a phone with a descent bigger screen size, their 1 inch longer doesn't cut it, mobile gaming I do on my iPad Mini anyways. Finger print thing is nice tho

  • mcorleonep

    Normally, I would upgrade to the 5s but I'm going to be traveling to Peru next year so if something were to happen to my phone down there, I'd rather it be my POS 4s than a shiny new model.

  • Jason Oakley

    My thoughts on the iPhone 5C and 5S:
    This is the mid-cycle release so they had to keep the phones similar with minor upgrades. The thing people don't get is that the 5C is the phone for the consumer and the 5S is positioned more towards government and military. The 5S will have better strength encryption (I believe coming with 64bit) and if you use the fingerprint reader PLUS a passcode, you now have Two Factor authentication. This will be HUGE going forward for government, business and military. Blackberry is dying and Apple can see a hole in the market they can fill. I bet the 5S will be the most secure phone out there and will sell like hotcakes to people who need security. The 5C was never about price. It was about choice for consumers.

  • http://ascii.textfiles.com/ iPadCary

    Imagination Technologiy's PowerVR-G6630 GPU ....
    ATi & nVIDIA grab all the headlines, but IT's GPUs are
    the future in mobile graphics rendering.
    They, and very soon, will be on par with XBONE & PS4.
    Imagine nextgen graphic capability on an iPhone & iPad.
    Couple that with a Oculus Rift HMD connected to an iPhone ....
    Look out, Samsung: the future's coming through!

    And the 5C, blue!, will be my first iPhone!
    $99?
    C'mon ....
    Y'can't beat that with a stick!